What's in a grade? Academic success and political orientation.

  title={What's in a grade? Academic success and political orientation.},
  author={Markus Kemmelmeier and Cherry Danielson and Jay Basten},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  volume={31 10},
Expanding the literature on person-environment fit, the authors argue that political orientation is an important factor in shaping academic success in college. Based on social dominance theory, it was expected that academic disciplines that are more likely to provide students with future access to social and economic power tend to favor individuals who hold attitudes that strengthen the existing societal order. In a longitudinal sample of undergraduate students at a major American university (n… CONTINUE READING

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